“Wabi-sabi is just such a beauty of maturity. And in the imperfection of maturity, wabi-sabi finds perfection”(wabi-sabi styles, james and Sandra Crowley)
The beauty of the imperfect nature of the world. Even in the finest cracks of a tree one could find such beauty. Wabi Sabi finds beauty in the nothingness of nature. The way that I look at things and the aesthetics of my works are influence by the ideas of Wabi Sabi.
My art works aim to make the material as the main focus and allow the viewer to experience the very nature of the work. The driving force of experiencing the art is the motivation of my work. Transforming the mundane materials into organic forms, I would be engaging the senses in a tactile manner. Allowing the viewers to trust their intuition, letting them be aware of the direct sensory experience.
The fascination of lines and earthy coloured materials depict an organic form or landscape of nature in my work. Repetitions is also evident be it in the process of making or the work itself. To me repetitions are never the same and that every single repeated line or pattern are different. I find beauty in these different marks that has been made.
The obsessive attention given to the materials is also akin to the notion of the subconscious mind. By understanding these physical limits and trying to push the materials to a breaking point yet working within these boundaries of limits and be able to create something.